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Doctor insights on: I Am Taking Warfarin And Suddenly Have A Puffy Vein On The Right Side Of My Forhead

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Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Is running bad for recovery from a dvt? Popiteal vein. On warfarin.

Be careful, warfarin: Really, i think the answer has more to do with the warfarin you are on, not the running. I think it is better if you are on anything that can thin your blood (think Coumadin (warfarin), or Lovenox (enoxaparin) (a type of Heparin you can give at home)) you should avoid activities prone to injury, falls during running are one of those activities. Walk fast 30-60 minutes a day and your running will come back. :). ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

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I've got a subclavian deep vein thrombosis that didn't respond to warfarin. What now?

Depends: How long have you been on warfarin? What does "didn't respond" mean? Do you have pain? Do you have swelling? Do you have a thrombophilia? Do you have paget-schroetter syndrome? Have you had surgery? Your question really can't be answered specifically without more information and an examination. You need to talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife having portal vein thrombosis, she is taking warfarin 5 mg daily, but she has the severe abdopain pain.Pl.Give me guidence for relief of abdo.?

My wife having portal vein thrombosis, she is taking warfarin 5 mg daily, but she has the severe abdopain pain.Pl.Give me guidence for relief of abdo.?

Talk to her doctor: There are several things that can lead to abdominal pain with portal vein thrombosis. Some of them could be serious so i think it is best to have her evaluated by her doctor and follow his / her recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to help dissolve a blood clot in my portal vein? I am taking warfarin, allergic to heparin, & clot is delaying my surgery.

Is there anything i can do to help dissolve a blood clot in my portal vein?  I am taking warfarin, allergic to heparin, & clot is delaying my surgery.

Not in chronic: Usually after few weeks of portal vein thrombosis there is nothing to do except taking warfarin . In acute cases within first two weeks a physician can place intra arterial catheter in your mesenteric (intestinal) artery and infuse t-pa ( clot buster) and that may help but really it is not the standard of care in most places in the country. ...Read more

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I no there is no such thing as blue blood, so y do my veins looks blue ish, since I started takin Coumadin (warfarin) for my DVT in by right leg.?

I no there is no such thing as blue blood, so y do my veins looks blue ish, since I started takin Coumadin (warfarin) for my DVT in by right leg.?

Blue blood: Actually there is such a thing as blue blood. The color of your blood comes from hemoglobin, which is red when it is fully loaded with oxygen. When it is fully unloaded it does turn blue. Also, certain poisonings cause blue blood (methemoglobinemia). In your case, blue blood is not from the Coumadin (warfarin) but from the DVT itselt. A clot obstructs blood flow and reduces the oxygen level on the hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Vascular #: Does warfarin actually decrease the size of a blood clot? Or, does it just hold it in place in the vein?

Vascular #: Does warfarin actually decrease the size of a blood clot? Or, does it just hold it in place in the vein?

Stabilizes: It actually keeps it from growing larger and the body's own processes act to "chew up" the clot - called fibrinolysis. ...Read more

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Generally, can a person who takes daily Coumadin (warfarin) be a candidate for any varicose vein radio frequency procedures?

Generally, can a person who takes daily Coumadin (warfarin) be a candidate for any varicose vein radio frequency procedures?

Yes: This depends on a variety of factors such as why the Coumadin (warfarin) is being used, but in general we stop the Coumadin (warfarin) around the time of the procedure, sometimes replacing it with something more easily controllable such as lovenox. See a vascular surgeon with experience in vein surgery for a consultation to find out more. ...Read more

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If a person has budd chiari syndrome and now they need to stop warfarin is it typical that the veins in the liver would get clotted again?

If a person has budd chiari syndrome and now they need to stop warfarin  is it typical that the veins in the liver would get clotted again?

Discuss with your Dr: It is never advised to warfarin without a thorough discussion with your doctor about the risks & benefits. In budd chiari there is a risk of new clots in the veins of the liver. ...Read more

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Off Coumadin (warfarin) for a week, have small pain in calf that comes and goes, no warmth, vericose veins, or swelling should I worry?

Off Coumadin (warfarin) for a week, have small pain in calf that comes and goes, no warmth, vericose veins, or swelling should I worry?

Would have concern: When stopping an oral anticoagulant, it has been reported that a person may have a period of time during which they have a higher chance of clot formation (rebound hypercoagulability). If new leg pain with a history of dvt, i would consider medical evalution to include ultrasound of the leg. ...Read more

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Hx of DVT 2000, pes 2004, l subclavian vein clot 2006. All idiopathic. Now hematologist suggesting lifetime warfarin not necessary. Guideline?

Hesitate: The situations sound like a coagulopathic series. Without knowing about that, i would stay on meds. May consider something other than Coumadin (warfarin) and blood testing but it has a long track record. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Best to Avoid: Good hydration status and less alcohol (which is dehydrating) lead to more favorable outcome profiles in those with portal vein thrombosis. Alcohol may also raise your risk of bleeding in the setting of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Diagnosed calf DVT in feb, on warfarin, asymptomatic since, new pain and development of apparent varicose veins in right thigh x3 day, is this normal?

Diagnosed calf DVT in feb, on warfarin, asymptomatic since, new pain and development of apparent varicose veins in right thigh x3 day, is this normal?

Common not normal : Having superficial varicose veins develop after a DVT is common. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't treat them and try to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Guidelines for post-dvt include compression stockings for 2 years to reduce those complication. See miamibeachvein.Com for info or phlebology.Org for a vein specialist in your area. ...Read more

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My wife has Leidens factor 5 and factor 2, she is currently on Coumadin (warfarin) 11.5 mg. Her veins in her right leg are deep vein thrombosis can she get help?

Long-term anti-coag: Long-term anticoagulation is likely recommended as long as no risk factors for bleeding with good anticoagulation monitoring. There is a high risk for recurrence and the potential benefits from long-term warfarin may outweigh the risks. The condition is ideally co-managed by your doctor and a hematologist. A IVF filter may be considered depending on the specifics. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in  right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..

Warfarin: Its her risk-benefit ratio, and the reason that you are on the medication chronically is due to the history of any pulmonary embolism. I would discuss this with your primary care Dr. or hematologist. ...Read more

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What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's forehead?

What causes a protruding vein on the right side of someone's forehead?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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